Golf scramble to benefit Salvation Army
The Salvation Army in North Platte provides services for more than 5,000 people a year, and the Red Shield Classic is one way the board of directors is attempting to raise funds to continue this work.
“We provide families a sanctuary from chaos, have their physical needs attended to and hear the good news of salvation,” board member Bob Mayber said in a letter.
The 2017 golf outing is set for 9 a.m. June 3 at River’s Edge Golf Course in North Platte. The format is an 18-hole scramble with lunch, prizes and a program to hear how people are being helped by the local Salvation Army.
“The goal for the event is to get 12 to 15 team captains to field teams,” Mayber said. “Since we are trying to raise money for our vital services, we hope to net $5,000 for our programs to help families in need.”
The golfers will pay a $50 entry fee to cover the golf, meal and prizes. Additionally, each golfer is asked to find four sponsors who will donate $50 each. All proceeds will go to the local Salvation Army programs.
Captains Anthony and Brianne Bowers lead the North Platte ministry. Its services include community recreation and education programs, disaster services, emergency financial assistance, and food and nutrition programs.
“Every week, the Salvation Army in North Platte feeds 150 to 175 people for dinner on Friday nights,” Mayber said.
This past year, the Red Kettle campaign fell $30,000 short of its $240,000 goal.
“We are not soft-pedaling it,” Mayber said. “This tournament is designed for the sole purpose of raising money. It’s not about rewarding top players with big prizes or recognition for showing up. We are simply trying to get some golfers and some contributors to step up and raise some money for the Army.”
For more information on the golf tournament, contact Mayber at 308-530-1068 or Doug Martin at 308-520-9649.
The Salvation Army, an international movement, is an evangelical part of the universal Christian Church. Its message is based on the Bible. Its ministry is motivated by the love of God. Its mission is to preach the gospel of Jesus Christ and to meet human needs in His name without discrimination.
The Salvation Army, 1020 N. Adams Ave., is open from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Thursday and from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday.
For more information, call 308-532-2038.